Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
ALERRT delivers training across the nation on operations and tactics to respond to active attack situations. Training is provided at no cost to first responders and agencies with federal and state funding, with the COPS Office being a major funding partner.
While much of the training is delivered on-site in cities around the country, ALERRT also has a multimillion-dollar training facility in San Marcos for advanced active shooter response training.
Utilizing the train-the-trainer model, the ALERRT curriculum has been adopted by numerous states and agencies as their standard active shooter training. These states include Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia, to name a few. In addition, the New York City Police Department, Miami Police Department, Dallas Police Department, Houston Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Memphis Police Department, and the Atlanta Police Department are among the major cities across the nation who have adopted the ALERRT curriculum as their standard.
ALERRT Mission: To provide the best research-based active shooter response training in the nation.
ALERRT Vision: Training and research that saves lives and protects communities.
Law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatcher personnel
The ALERRT Center at Texas State University was created in 2002 as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos, Texas Police Department and the Hays County, Texas Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In 2013, ALERRT at Texas State was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.